Legal Education

Lecturer
Research interests:
Professional Legal Education
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Constitutional Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Civil litigation, Defamation, Freedom of speech, Legal education, Legal History
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Access to Justice, Rule of Law, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education
Lecturer, Migration Law
Research interests:
Immigration, Practicing migration advice, Asian Law, Access to Justice, Human Rights and the Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Wellbeing, Legal Ethics
Professor
Research interests:
Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Lecturer
Research interests:
Cryonics, Ageing, End-of-Life Law, Human Rights and Older Persons
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Online education, Online assessments, Citizenship, European and comparative law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Access to Justice, Historical Injustice, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Legal empowerment, Rural Issues, Law and development, Social justice, Advocacy, Lawyers and lawyering, Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Professional Identity Formation, Legal Ethics, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Lawyers and lawyering, Professional Legal Education, Legal profession
Lecturer
Research interests:
Lawyers and Emotional Intelligence, Digital Learning, Experiential Learning
Lecturer
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Regulatory theory and practice, Penology and human rights, Asian Law, Plain legal language
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, General Human Rights Law and Policy, Wellbeing, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
PhD Candidate
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Student Cultural Backgrounds
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Professional Identity Formation, Access to Justice, Clinical Legal Education, Family law, family violence, Legal profession
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Labour Law, Rural Issues, Gender, Gender law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering
Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities
Education Design Consultant
Research interests:
Digital Learning, Curriculum Design, Problem Based Learning
Lecturer
Research interests:
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Clinical Legal Education
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Legal Ethics, Family in migration law, Administrative law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Indigenous rights, History of Indigenous Rights Law, Native Title, International Law of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Courts, Cross-cultural Communication in Legal Contexts, Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Law, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, International Security Law, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor
Lecturer
Research interests:
Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wellbeing

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In the Media

01
Jun
2017

Technology focus gives law students an edge

Wayne Morgan speaks to The Australian

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19
Dec
2016

Young lawyers help put wellbeing back on the agenda

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Margie Rowe, Stephen Tang speaks to Lawyers Weekly

15
Dec
2015

Team Australia competes in the 2015 Tokyo Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition

Carol Lawson writes in The CIArb Australia News

04
Nov
2015

Will a focus on private investment mean universities can’t fulfil their public role

Margaret Thornton writes in The Conversation

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18
Mar
2015

Public good gets short shrift

Margaret Thornton writes in Canberra Times

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Upcoming events

25
Oct
2017

GDLP 'Pop-up': Your questions answered

GDLP pop up
1.00PM to 2.30PM

Come have a chat with GDLP lecturers Tracey Mylecharane and Amy Begley about doing your Practical Legal Training here at ANU.

06
Sep
2017

#ANU3MT 3 Minute Thesis Competition Final 2017

3MT Justine Poon speaking
6.00PM to 8.00PM

Imagine condensing hours, days and even years of complex research into a short presentation while being judged by an expert panel and lecture theatre full of your peers and strangers. An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to read, they have 3 minutes.

26
Oct
2017

The future of feminist international legal scholarship in a neoliberal university: Doing law differently?

Ntina Tzouvala
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Ntina Tzouvala, Laureate Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melbourne Law School

Institutional and material conditions matter for the production of feminist international legal scholarship as well as for the future of women’s engagement with international law.

04
Oct
2017

The gender of authority in the legal academy

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12.30PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Mary Jane Mossman, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
  • Professor Margaret Thornton, ANU College of Law

‘Herculean Obstacles and Intrepid Complainants’: The Sex Discrimination Complaint at Osgoode Hall Law School, 1987–94.

This paper examines a legal challenge about systemic sex discrimination in an Ontario law school in the late 1980s in relation to the appointment of a new Dean.

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Recent books

05
Mar
2014
Author(s): Margaret Thornton

State disinvestment in higher education has been a notable characteristic of neoliberalism all over the world and the corporatization of universities has been the typical response. It has led to a proliferation of law schools with students paying high fees. Corporatization has also engendered a culture of relentless competition between universities, which manifests itself in league tables and rankings. The pursuit of prestige has compelled law schools to prioritize research over teaching, which poses a dilemma for what is taught and how it is taught. The contradictions of the corporatization thesis are graphically illustrated by the experiences of Australia, which might be described as the canary in the mine shaft. While corporatization plays out differently in decentralized regimes with a substantial private sector, such as the United States, its impact on the legal academy has been similarly profound. The dilemmas posed by corporatization for the legal academy require considered scholarly attention.

Centre: PEARL
Research theme: Legal Education

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